Category Archives: Lisa Berman

Among the Trees and Grasses

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director I feel bombarded… by the news, the noise, the anger, the anxiety. I know we are all struggling to adjust the volume of our interface with our world. Sometimes we need it to … Continue reading

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One Small Act

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director The wind swirls today. Is it here to strip us of our unwanted bits, to smooth our testy edges, to burnish the gems in our souls? It bends the trees, branches, and bowed … Continue reading

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The New Faces of Mayyim Hayyim

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh & Education Director Anita Diamant says of our mikveh guides, “You are the face of Mayyim Hayyim.” It’s true. A mikveh guide literally opens the door and welcomes each guest, supporting their visit in whatever way is needed, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Religion

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director I saw the new movie, Spotlight, last weekend. I felt geographically required to, as I did with Black Mass. I root for the Pats and the Sox, and I go see the movies … Continue reading

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Dear Clergy: Thank You

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Summer, yet very nearly fall. Tomatoes and basil replaced by apples and honey. Cut-grass and pinot grigio segue into damp leaves, nutmeg, and zinfandel. Barbecues morph into holiday dinners. The filled up buckets … Continue reading

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